Executive Team

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Tuvia Barlev

Founder and Executive Chairman

Tuvia Barlev is a seasoned serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in high-technology leadership in military, telecommunications, e-commerce, and clean energy.  Co-founder of Actelis Networks in 1999, Mr. Barlev served as the company’s President and CEO for more than 11 years and elevating Actelis to being the world’s leading supplier of broadband over copper solutions. Prior to joining Actelis, he was head of the R&D organization at Teledata (acquired by ADC in 1998), a global supplier of advanced digital loop carrier (DLC) equipment. Previously, Mr. Barlev served as a senior research officer with the Israeli government, and he was also founder, Executive Chairman/ Acting CEO at companies including Superfish Inc., a leading provider of visual search technology; Leyden Energy, a leading supplier of breakthrough battery technology; Adyounet Inc., provider of advanced direct marketing services over the Web; and SafePeak LTD., provider of hot data acceleration platform for Big Data across the cloud.  Tuvia holds BSC and MSEE degrees from Tel Aviv University, both Summa Cum Laude.




Bruce Hammergren

Vice President, Sales, Americas

Bruce Hammergren is a 30-year veteran in the Telecom Industry and brings with him experience in RF, wireless, wireline and video businesses. His sales and marketing management experience includes direct sales, indirect sales and OEM / channel partners with Accedian, Motorola, Ericsson, PairGain, Westwave, Actelis and IneoQuest. His responsibilities have included VP positions for the Americas including Field Sales, Field Engineering as well as P&L responsibility. Bruce graduated from University of Illinois at Champaign – Urbana with a BS in Commerce / Marketing..


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German Bachert

Vice President, Sales, Central Europe

German Bachert heads Sales for Europe, where he has over 25 years of experience in telecommunications and and extensive background in both Sales and Business Development. Prior to joining Actelis Networks in 2006, Mr. Bachert held a variety of technical sales and sales management positions in the industry, working at companies including RACAL-DATACOM, NETWORKS-SYSTEMS, GDC, ADC, and Crosskeys/Orchestream. In addition to managing carrier accounts in Central Europe, German also ha responsibility for major named PanEuropean accounts, and is the primary point of contact managing the relationship with one of Actelis PanEuropean systems integrator relationships.


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Les Burns

Vice President, Sales, West Europe

Les Burns brings more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications and networking industries to Actelis, and is responsible for sales activities across a broad sweep of Western Europe including the UK and Nordic countries.  From the early days of modem communications through to the multimegabit connectivity available today, Les has always brought a technically aware, commercial focus to the market.  For a large part of his career, Les has worked with US Start Up companies when venturing into Europe such Proteon, Cascade, Nexion, Sitara Networks, Coriolis and Caspian Networks.  Les is based close to London in the UK.


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Arie Zalman

Vice President, Sales, APAC

Bringing more than 25 years of telecommunications industry experience to Actelis,  Arie Zalman is responsible for sales of Actelis products in Asia. His extensive industry relationships, coupled with his strategic approach to selling, are keys to helping Actelis’ valued customers accelerate broadband deployments and success. Prior to joining Actelis, Mr. Zalman held leading roles in Electis, Telrad, Telegate and Terayon.He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, from H.I.T, Holon Institute of Technology in Israel.



David Dunphy

Vice President, Marketing

David Dunphy has over 20 years of experience spanning product marketing, product management, and related consulting roles in service operator, professional services, vendor,  consulting and analyst organizations. Prior to joining Actelis, Mr. Dunphy held Senior Product Manager roles at AT&T GIS, Senior Director of Product Marketing and Product Management roles at WinStar, and provided product marketing and product management consulting for 10 years to over 40 operators and vendors worldwide as cofounder and principal at consultancies Telecom Strategy Partners and Technology Marketing Resources, Mr. Dunphy was also VP of Network Infrastructure analysis at Ovum, Principal Analyst of Optical Infrastructure at Current Analysis, and a project manager at Ashland Oil/Valvoline.  He earned his MBA at Duke University and has a Bachelor's of Science in telecom systems management from Ohio University. 


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Hemi Kabir

Vice President, Operations

With more than 20 years of experience in operations, supply chain and engineering, Hemi Kabir manages Actelis’ Supply Chain, Purchasing, Quality Assurance and Operations Engineering departments, and is responsible for Actelis’ operations including manufacturability, continuous improvement initiatives and cost-savings activities. Prior to joining Actelis, Mr. Kabir was head of Supply Chain management and purchasing at “Better place” IL, where he was in charge of defining and managing the supply chain divisions from its earlier start. Previous experience also includes managerial positions as Global Supply Chain and Operations Director at Nokia Siemens networks, Atrica Networks and Teledata networks. Mr. Kabir holds MBA degree from Heriot Watt University, BA degree in management from the Open University and Industrial practical engineering diploma from Israeli College of Management.


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Ze’ev Rom


Bringing more than 15 years of experience to Actelis, Ze’ev Rom is the Site Manager of Actelis' corporate office located in Petach-Tikva, Israel, where he is responsible for Finance and Administration Management functions, including financial planning and execution of budgets, processes and efficiencies, as well as Human Resources. Prior to joining Actelis, Mr. Rom was head of the Finance department at Teledata Networks Ltd, a high-speed communications company, where he was responsible for all finance activities of the company and its subsidiaries worldwide. He also served as a controller at D&B Israel, responsible for the accounting department. Mr. Rom holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and economics from Bar-IIan University in Israel.


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Joe Kenyon

Vice President, Global Customer Service and Support

Bringing more than 19 years of telecommunications experience and joining Actelis in 2003, Joe Kenyon’s leadership and proven experience in customer support has helped Actelis grow into the leading global supplier of Ethernet over Copper solutions. As Actelis’ AVP of Global Customer Service and Support, he handles the global operation and day to day activity for the sales engineers, TAC and training teams. Prior to joining Actelis, he held positions at Lockheed/Martin, NEC America, PairGain Technologies and LuxN/Sorrento. He attended Colorado State University for engineering and Colorado Christian University for business. 


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Nir Maor

Vice President, R&D and Product Management

Nir Maor brings extensive R&D background following over 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and IDF. Nir Maor who joined Actelis at 2001 held several positions within the Actelis’ R&D group. Mr. Maor responsibilities include leading the execution of Actelis technology strategy, building and managing the R&D team. Prior to joining Actelis Mr. Maor worked as a SW team leader for “Lucent Technologies” developing DWDM Metro-Ethernet platform and for a technology unit in the IDF. Mr. Maor holds a BSC from Ben-Gurion University and an MBA for Tel-Aviv University.